Noah Haglund

Add deputies and bump taxes a bit, executive proposes

Dave Somers’ Snohomish County budget proposal also would address traffic problems in neighborhoods.

Smith Island habitat restoration cost to rise $1.2 million

The project is intended to increase survival rates for juvenile chinook salmon.

Attention turns to 2018 spending plan for county

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers plans to unveil his budget proposal Thursday.

Remember rain? It’s going to be back in time for the weekend

The last time the area got a good soaking was June 15, when an inch of rain fell.

Vandals target Monroe mosque with offensive graffiti

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to find who spray painted the building.

Everett School Board votes to seize Bothell-area property

Some owners say their compensation will be far less than it should be in the fast-urbanizing area.

Landfill neighbors are still fighting Everett development

Two neighborhoods are trying to convince Snohomish County officials, yet again, that it’s a bad idea to build a subdivision next to a… Continue reading

Popular hiking trails near Index to close Sept. 25

Popular hiking trails to Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls are set to close Sept. 25 as a safety precaution during a planned… Continue reading

Snohomish County area sends aid to Texas hurricane victims

Real estate broker Dani Robinett had planned to fly to Austin, Texas, next week for an annual training conference with colleagues from across… Continue reading

Vintage planes abound at Paine Field — if you can find them

Crowds of people squinted into the cloudless sky above Paine Field and waited for the rumble of planes. Joe Kunzler, 35, lives for… Continue reading

Lake Serene flood relief coming a year earlier than expected

Snohomish County expects to finish a key drainage repair at Lake Serene almost a year ahead of schedule, with work starting Tuesday. Construction… Continue reading

With timber sales, revenue and recreation can collide

A hillside overlooking the Stillaguamish Valley sprouts with young Douglas firs and western red cedar, eight years after being logged. Much of the… Continue reading

Truck-building company fined over unpermitted work in Maltby

A truck-building company agreed this week to pay Snohomish County $1,500 in fines over grading work that a contractor performed without permits at… Continue reading

Sammamish Kennel Club holds third competition in Snohomish

Westminster came to the Snohomish Valley this weekend. A purebred pooch parade in the heart of local farm country was no imitation of… Continue reading

Light rail to Lynnwood: $500M over budget, behind schedule

Light rail’s prospects for reaching south Snohomish County are behind schedule and above budget, in a big way. Sound Transit Board members learned… Continue reading

At long last, WSU Everett’s new building is open for business

Like many students at Washington State University’s newest campus, Nashika Stanbro has followed a less-than-traditional path to higher education. Stanbro has more than… Continue reading

County sues over construction that violated ‘stop’ order

Snohomish County has taken the unusual step of suing to stop work at the site of a planned truck factory where code officials… Continue reading

County Council postpones action on North Creek growth

Homeowners from a rural enclave surrounded by the fast-growing suburbs near Bothell will have to wait a bit longer to see whether Snohomish… Continue reading

Judge halts timber sale near Wallace Falls State Park

A Snohomish County judge has voided a state timber sale near Wallace Falls State Park and ordered the Department of Natural Resources… Continue reading

Lake Stickney park taking shape with work on playground, field

A park is evolving on the west side of Lake Stickney, on the same land where neighbors started working to block housing developments… Continue reading